A picture of a Mock Orange

Mock Orange

Murraya paniculata

Also known as

Orange Jessamine, Chinese Box, Mock Lime, Satinwood, Lakeview Jasmine, Jasmine Orange

Murraya paniculata flowers by B.navez (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








7 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Mock Orange

A close up of an orange Murraya paniculata fruit white flowers and some green leaves
A close up of some white Murraya paniculata flowers
Murraya paniculata in bloom
A close up of some Murraya paniculata blooms

Mock Orange Overview

Murraya paniculata is commonly known by the name Orange Jessamine. This evergreen plant is a small, tropical to subtropical, evergreen tree or shrub, grown for its foliage, scented flowers and ornamental fruits. Dark green, glossy leaves make this shrub an attractive addition to plantings, even when not in flower. It produces large heads of sweetly scented white flowers, making it a very attractive shrub to have in the garden. It is a low maintenance plant that requires regular watering, place in full sun or light shade and may be grown in pots or used as hedging or screening.

Common problems with Mock Orange

How to propagate Mock Orange



Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Special features of Mock Orange

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts birds

Hedge plant

Can be grown into a hedge, but is rather slow growing.

Pot plant

Makes good container plants with a lovely fragrance - move pots close to windows or entrances or away if it is overwhelming!

Indoor plant

Grow indoors in frost-prone climates.

Other uses of Mock Orange

Grown for their overall appearance.